John Barresi

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  1. Hand position

    More lever work with your wrists. I do a lot of fluid rolls with my hands during pitch tricks, bending the wrist up or down to shift the point and amount of tension. Tip stands for example, I bend my wrists down alternately to keep balance on the tip.
  2. Kaiju

    Looks like we may have assigned the last of the serial numbers this morning, still taking RSVPs though! 👍🏻
  3. Kaiju

    Coming soon.
  4. Hand position

    The Lumo kites guy is a strong proponent of wrist straps, no finger holds.
  5. Hand position

    Your thought about “taking over my body”... Also superb. Fake it til you make it, channel your favorite flier(s). [emoji869] That’s what I did, and still do when I want to change styles. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Hand position

    Very astute on the “drums hits”, same thing I teach. [emoji1303] For straps, I alternate but generally favor holding the straps in my fingers, or wrapped around three of my fingers. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Welcome CharlesG

    Hello @CharlesG, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
  8. Kite Forge

    Only 10 serialized kites not spoken for now, they’re finding homes quick. 🙏🏻
  9. Kite Forge

    Things are moving along nicely for some new stuff in 2018... Fair amount of video on the Facebook page, and there’s also a sign up link for early information about getting in on limited first releases.
  10. Kite Forge

    7’ x 50# SkyBond, working on having them available as an add on for folks that need it.
  11. Kite Forge

    FYI, looks like 29 Kaiju are already spoken for in the serial number batch of 50, going quick! If you want to get on the RSVP list, send me a message with your choice of color and preferred email address, will follow up to process orders in January and looking to ship in February.
  12. Kaiju

    FYI, looks like 29 Kaiju are already spoken for in the serial number batch of 50, going quick! If you want to get on the RSVP list, send me a message with your choice of color and preferred email address, will follow up to process orders in January and looking to ship in February.
  13. Corolla Quad Clinic (Apr 7-8, 2018)

    Hehehehehe... So good.
  14. Join us for two full days of quad instruction on the beautiful shore of Corolla, North Carolina on April 7-8, 2018... We'll be covering everything from absolute basics (pure beginner) all the way up through advanced techniques as well as both introductory and advanced team flying that is proven to help your skills along much quicker while having a ton of fun at the same time in a very forgiving environment. Testimonials - Sign up link: Currently registered: @esinger @Bill Clay Gina C. == Ideal choice of equipment for this class is any model of Revolution 1.5 (includes EXP, SLE, B-Series, printed specials, etc) or similar "1.5 platform" models (like Phoenix, Freilein, Los Hermanos, etc) - we'll go through painless equipment set up, good tuning and all aspects of flight - the goal here is to demystify quad flying and set you up to win. If you plan on trying out team flying, you'll need to also have a quality 120' set of lines in your bag. Registration is $175 per person ($150 for KiteLife Subscribers) and includes full access to the clinic on both days (10a-4p)... Please note, there are ONLY 12 SPOTS left available and we expect them to fill up very quickly. NOTE: We are unable to refund in the event of inclement weather, etc, but can provide full credit toward future KiteLife purchases. If you're coming, we start the "Quad 101" portion of this class at 10AM SHARP on Saturday morning... It's jam packed with invaluable information and first time attendees are encouraged to consider attendance mandatory, countless details that add dimension to your set up and flight experience. NOTE: We'll all meet at Flying Smiles Kites around 9am for a quick meet/greet, and to choose our flying site based on wind direction at the time. If you are unable to make it by 9am, you can text or call me directly via 503-890-0280 to find out where everyone will be. For anyone who needs equipment or parts while in town, you can get pretty much anything you need from the Cath and Eliot Shook at Flying Smiles Kites right there in Corolla, just a few minutes away from the field. Hope to see you there!
  15. Question to Fellow AKA Members

    Consider providing this feedback to the AKA, they should be made aware of duplications, for sure.
  16. Hi all - putting up another fun drawing as part of our fund raising efforts for the coming off season... It's almost extra special, seeing as there are no more B-Series being made and there are only 200 tickets available! (NOTE: prize is STD in lime combo, as pictured, but in B2 size) NO subscription required to enter, you just need tickets... We'll be drawing ONE winning ticket as soon as all tickets are sold for this brand new, never flown Revolution B2 STD directly from the KiteLife prize basket - what's included? B2 STD sail in lime / combo (hand-signed by JB, can personalize) 10" handles 2 wrap frame 3 wrap frame Kite sleeve DVD Tickets are $5 each (via PayPal/Visa/MC/Discover/AmEx), 200 tickets are available, we'll use a numbered spreadsheet and ticket numbers will be issued accordingly, drawing shortly after the last ticket (#200) is sold using's 3rd Party Draw service - and we will ship anywhere in the world, all entries are welcome! -- Click here to buy your tickets! -- (link does not work on TapaTalk - use web browser) As always, TK and I extend our deepest thanks for your support, past and current - we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you.
  17. Corolla Quad Clinic (Apr 7-8, 2018)

    3 spots gone, 9 left!
  18. Question to Fellow AKA Members

    Just one copy here, solid issue too. Get yours -
  19. Kaiju

    As @Justin2kites knows already, we've just sent out the first email. In consideration to the folks who spend time here on KiteLife, here is a link to it...
  20. Kaiju

    Sweet, thank you. Are you on the email list? It's likely first opportunity to order (and first grab at serial numbers) will happen through that channel.
  21. Kaiju

    We’re happy to report the Kaiju should be available sometime in mid to late February. 🤘 Unless someone wants a custom order, main color options will likely be white/blue, white/purple, black/red and black/lime, target retail price is $115. FYI: Pre-sales should open in early January... We’ll likely serial number the first 50 kites to go out, so stay tuned! 🙂
  22. Airwave UL and Airwave Zero

    Especially because flight ability varies so greatly... A super light (UL) kite could be light, but not fly efficiently, and a heavier kite could fly and create sail pressure very well - I always look at performance (esp sail loading) first, then start looking at grams.
  23. Line length

    And for goodness sake, don’t take it seriously - when I’m on Facebook I focus almost entirely on kite related stuff and things that move me positively, so utterly pointless and habitual to read or interact with any of the negative, polarized content. On the upside, Facebook has an algorithm to heavily adjust what turns up in your feed to match your behavior (they call it the “filter bubble”), I have seen myself as the feed gives me more garbage when I give in a couple of times.
  24. Karma: SkyBurner Profile S.E. - 12/13/17

    Nice one Mike, can’t wait to see what you put up.